On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1950

Historical Events

  • "Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 performances

Sports History

Boston Celtics owner Walter Brown & coach Red Auerbach draw lots out of hat for 3 members of defunct Chicago Stags franchise; hit jackpot with future 6-time NBA champion, Bob Cousy

Famous Birthdays

  • "Fast" Eddie Clarke, British guitarist (Fastway, Motörhead), born in Twickenham, London (d. 2018)
  • Edward P. Jones, American writer (The Known World), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Janear Hines, American actress (Julia - "Roberta"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)
  • Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (Taxi - "Bobby"; Grease - "Kenickie"; Babylon 5 - "Zack"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

  • Frederic Lewy, German neurologist (b. 1885)
1950 Highlights

About October 5, 1950

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra